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VIDEO: Police Shoot Dog Defending Owner As Cop Arrested Him - For Filming Them (Warning: GRAPHIC!)

Ashley Collman | Daily Mail | July 2, 2013

A video posted yesterday on YouTube shows the grisly shooting of a dog by a police officer in Hawthorne, California.

The 130-pound, 3-year-old Rottweiler named Max was shot to death after he escaped through a window in a parked car and ran over to his master, Leon Rosby, who was being arrested for filming the scene on his phone.

The video shows Rosby, 52, walking his dog Sunday around 7 p.m. near a house with several police squad cars parked outside.


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Center Mass

Yes, double-triple tap aiming for the torso - in effect shooting to kill. Shooting to disable is unrealistic.

In the majority of cases an officer is very hesitant to draw because when he/she does there is a high probability they will fire and it will be deadly. What most people don't know: the majority rarely draw and very few police have taken a life in the line of duty.

Remember these guys? North Hollywood: Two bank robbers with AKs and body armor. Many police died that day. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7JSTRawEPE

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo

But wait... they are "heroes"! Right?

[Sarcasm OFF]

I'm waiting for our numbnut federal government to declare a national Law Enforcement Officers Day holiday. Given the total bullshit propaganda directing us to worship these motherfuckers, the declaration of such a holiday seems surprisingly tardy by now....

What would the Founders do?


get me wrong. I don't dislike all cops. I dislike "bad" cops. If we don
't expose the bad ones, then things are going to get worse.


This is no officer this is a human sleazebag just being hateful and deserves to go to jail.There is no law against video taping a public servant as ruled by the 1st circuit court.

The cop

is acting like he is going to die if he gets bit by a dog. Some times I wonder if some of these cops should even be cops. Obviously the cop that shot is such a pussy. Afraid to get bitten. I would have just tackled the dog down.

Unwarranted Heavy-hand

Unwarranted arrest followed by an unwarranted use of force.

The citizen doesn't trust the police he employs to "serve & protect" and the police don't trust or respect the citizen they serve or respect life.

In case after case across the nation police are using overwhelming force and trampling on rights to subdue citizens.

Everything is upside down... its disturbing.

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo

The cop could have used

pepper spray or a taser which he could have had at the ready as soon as he watched the dog jump out of the window. With all of the bystanders , an innocent person could have been hit by a bullet fragment or hit directly. Being an A-Hole isn't against the law but Endangering the wellfare of the public & animal cruelty are :(

Ron Swanson

This was so wrong.

This man is an American citizen. Don't these creepy cops understand this. He has rights which allow him to do exactly what he did. What about the other people recording this? That dog was doing what he was supposed to do. He, the dog, was more of an American than most people who walk these streets. He understood that his owner was a free man and he wanted to protect him.

If I was on a jury, I would send these cops to prison.

Naw, the dog was a thug

Just aching for a fight. I heard he had wanted to be a police dog, but had problems with authority.

This was a horrible outcome to an avoidable altercation IMO

He did NOT need to be so "in their face" about recording the cops, and he should have just gone one his way as soon as he saw the two officers approaching him rather than "be brave".

What I saw here was an innocent animal doing as it was trained (or instinctual), and humans acting like assholes. If I got attacked by a dog like that, I would do anything I could to protect myself.

Only true victim is the dog who's owner had an ego bigger than the need to protect his animal.


"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

You're joking?

So you are in the crowd that thinks We the People cannot film our public servants on public property? You think it's kosher to arrest someone for that? Look what it led to. There were plenty of other people filming the incident as well. They singled this man out.

Unbelievable that so called liberty people can take that viewpoint.

That is a totally brainwashed outlook, as far as I'm concerned... The idea that it's actually the victim's fault, for having the audacity to exercise his natural rights.

I hope so called liberty people like yourself wake up...

Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

No. That's NOT what I said

I have no issue with people filming the police but don't be unnecessarily "irritating" to these egomaniacs just itching to shoot something.

Seriously, calm down and actually read what I am saying and if you are actually watching the video objectively, then you'd see that the dog owner clearly pushed his luck in dealing with these cops.

When you are TRULY AWAKE you have the sense of mind to see both sides simultaneously, which is exactly what I did. Your outlook is an emotional reactive one. One that you probably made your mind up about as soon as you read the title of this post. So please, don't lecture me about being liberty minded, because even those cops have the right to defend themselves.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

The dog looked as if it was

The dog looked as if it was subdued just before they shot him/her :(, and although i agree, the guy may have acted dickish, if other comments are to be believed, but unless he was infringing on somebodies rights, i dont see what reason they had to arrest him, i suspect it was ego mixed power of authority (trip)......either way, two sides, both lead to a dog protecting his family dying doing what he/she felt was NATURAL, what was RIGHT

Sorry if that came off rude, i actually thankyou for making me think, and i do see and understand where your coming from, but for me, i think this me exercising the the saying "i may not like what you have to say, but ill fight for your right to say them", even if i dont like it, IF you dont infringe a right in doing so

You're absolutely right

the officers didn't need to be dickish either but should we really have expected less on their ego-tripping part? No. Dog or not, that played out exactly as it always does. You are "obstructing an investigation" is all they need to cuff you. Would someone act like that if they had a small child with them? I hope not. I hope their instincts to protect their kin would have given them an ounce of common sense to not antagonize, however legal it was to film, the officers.

He was looking for an altercation and his body language and "aggressive" approach to the officers shows that pretty clearly. Pair that with comments refering to the longer unedited video where he was apparently told to stay back, yet didn't, seem to suggest he put his animal, and those around the gunfire, in danger.

Do I wish the cop didn't shoot the dog? 100%.

Would I shoot a dog if it was attacking ME? 100%

Would I know better than to antagonize armed cops while I had my family dog with me? 100%

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

I agree with some of your

I agree with some of your points

To have ones children with you behaving in a confrontational manner, knowing the possibilities through the knowledge of incidents passed, i'd probably feel more critizism towards the dad, especially if it was coming from a sheep, and i dont mean offence to sheep, you just deserve the title unfortunatly, nothing stopping you from shaking it off

I agree, that in the world of nature, you defend yourself if being attacked, if you are in a position to do so, i wont ever argue about that, but then again, as a citizen, i wont ask another citizen to turn around so i could handcuff them, whether they like it or not, and in this PARTICULAR instance, created a situation where ive forced myself to kill an animal, because of the situation i created......in other instances, when you are attacked without reason, and have reasonable fear that your life is in danger, essentially, yes i agree with you

But what really ticks me right off, is that the dog looked like it was subdued after the initial run up to the police, if i remember rightly, it actually focused its attention elswhere, and then he/she was shot.......what i saw was not self defence, im not forgetting heat of the moment, im just saying, that dog may have attacked, and may not off

Again, no offence intended, its a really fucked up situation, still fresh in the mind.....not that time will make it any less fucked up

Excuse the language

Be well Prepared folks

When the SHTF They will be shooting at more than just dogs.

His name is Edward Snowden

What is Capitalism?

And we be shooting back

with bigger guns...

Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

Jeff Salmon strikes again.

Jeff Salmon strikes again. This is from a prior incident:

Hawthorne Police Department Pays $1,000,000 To Settle Police Brutality & Corruption Lawsuit:


"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

So what - the town pays the fine - on tax payers dollars

and I see no mention of the cops so much as losing a dime - never mind going to prison as they should.


"and I see no mention of the cops so much as losing a dime - never mind going to prison as they should."

This should be brought up every time it happens at the dinner table. When more people see and understand, more will speak out.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

I'm gonna be sick...

First, why was the guy cuffed? Second, my dog is a member of the family. Should this ever happen to me, I would be happy to throw my life away to avenge the torture and death of my family member. No uniformed officer would be safe around me. I would go totally medieval for the rest of my days. This video has my stomach in knots....There just wasn't any reason for any of it.

Silence isn't always golden....sometimes it's yellow.

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." - Patrick Henry

I 110 Percent Agree

I would throw my life away in a heart beat if my dog was killed.

But Police Dogs are special.

It is as serious a crime to shoot a police dog as it is a policeman.

If this doesn't turn around 'civilian' dog owners will be shot shortly after their dogs.

Pretty Messed Up

Why can't you just let the dude put his dog back in the car?

EXACTLY, and the half a dozen

EXACTLY, and the half a dozen other things a smarter person could think up, without resorting FIRST to happy fucking trigger response, it shows people in a way, how their minds are wired, when faced with an attack, basically the SAME as everyone else......as members of our government, your EXPECTED to be the best of us, to find a solution that is guided by individual rights, freedom and liberty.......if you show us your not, then

What ARE you for?

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This is why

I party when a cop is shot. I feel no sympathy for cops these days. NONE!! You becom a cop, you are joining a gang and people need to defend themselves against gang members.

I know you are upset but that is wrong to say that...

You are upset and I sympathize with you but to say you party when a cop is killed is just plain wrong. We have to agree that we both disagree with each other on this issue.

Cops have been trained to act this way, don't be mad at them but rather look at the system that has been put into place for cops to act that way. A humane being is one of God's children and regardless who it is, we should all value each others life.

Now should these cops have escalated the situation like they did? No, and if I were on a jury I would award this man millions. We the people need to start awarding jury settlements that would break these police departments from acting this way.

"George Zimmerman is innocent!"


While I really don't want to agree, I can understand this point of view. Death is never a thing to be worshiped, but the term BLOWBACK comes to mind doesn't it?

Police are losing credibility in this country big time.



.................................WHAT DID THAT DOG DO TO THEM..........M-O-T-H-E-R-FUCKERS...........

Went to protect, that dog is gone, and it looks like he died painfully.......this really angered me, to the point of instant tears, that, poor, poor dog